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Crepuscular Rays

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 14 August 2013 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Crepuscular rays shine down over Sedona, Arizona (background) as I look down 2,000 feet over the cow pies (center).

This may remind you of this shot that I composed as a panoramic, but I wanted to get a close-up of the mesas and cow pies near the center left. Of course, the fact that clouds came over us at that time didn't help with the lighting.

Photo captured May 6, 2013.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 180 40 mm

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Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Fantastic scene

14 Aug 2013 6:28am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful scene. Have a nice day.

14 Aug 2013 6:57am

SRM from Rome, Italy

serenity ...love it.

14 Aug 2013 7:37am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Looks like this one was a wee bit awkward to process, quite a range of light conditions in this frame. I like the well lit valley of green in the background.

14 Aug 2013 8:05am

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

Incredible view and perspective .

14 Aug 2013 9:32am

tataray from Deux-Sèvres. (Charentes-Poitou), France

Excellent, quel horizon !...)

14 Aug 2013 12:16pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Magnificent photo Steven it has my vote today, it looks like the valley that time forgot.
Incredible levels and the light gives the impression it goes on forever !~ 5*****'s !~

14 Aug 2013 12:39pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I call 'em "God Rays", and I'm sure that if there were a God, that's the effect it would have. Gorgeous shot

14 Aug 2013 3:01pm

Graciel.la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Great landscape.

14 Aug 2013 4:49pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States


14 Aug 2013 4:55pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Oh, indeed! Or I wish I was there.

14 Aug 2013 8:00pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A delightful scene and capture!

14 Aug 2013 8:18pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Absolutely beautiful! This is just gorgeous!

14 Aug 2013 9:32pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine composition. wonderful light

14 Aug 2013 9:38pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

Gorgeous landscape!

14 Aug 2013 10:08pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Fascinating details on those structures...

14 Aug 2013 11:02pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

An amazing view ... awesome capture!

14 Aug 2013 11:37pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!!
so so beautiful composition, colors & lights!
Wonderful view!

15 Aug 2013 12:01am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

The rays are nice, but so is the high view.

15 Aug 2013 1:19am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

simply amazing! love the high vantage point that allows us to see the landscape in fantastic perspective! excellent sharpness and tones!

15 Aug 2013 2:20am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

It really is an amazing place.

15 Aug 2013 2:46am

6ft5 from stockholm, Sweden

Excellent! I like that the rays are a bit soft. Makes a good contrast with that tenderness to the epic mountains.

15 Aug 2013 4:56am

L'angevine from Angers, France

agréable avec ces rayons

15 Aug 2013 7:07am

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

Nice work Steven it is fantastic !! The rays really light up the peaks wonderfully !

16 Aug 2013 9:31pm

franz from Baden, Austria

stunning light effect on this incredible scenery !

20 Aug 2013 11:40am